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3.5
928 Reviews (928)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
397
3 Stars
200
2 Stars
102
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
71.0%
Recommend this course
703 out of 928 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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3.6
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 80 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.

Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.

A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.5
928 Reviews (928)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 130
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 28

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Disappointed

I realize the course had just received 2+ inches of rain on Feb 21-22. The fairways were barely acceptable and the greens were terrible. The greens were covered with unrepaired ball marks, were extremely bumpy and slow, and were not mown. The condition of the course shows a general lack of maintenance. Not what I would expect from a resort course in Scottsdale.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful!

Alot of rain few days prior
Course was in awful shape
Alot of empty bottles on fairway, and dead fish on 9th Fairway
The didnt bother to touch the sandtraps as they were concrete.
85 bucks was a waste
Shouldve spent the extra 20 to go golf elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back again

Been 6 years since my last round here. Course was in excellent shape, given the busy golf season. Greens did have lots of ball marks, but that’s more about players repairing dents vs course maintenance staff.

Pace of play about 4 hours. Tee boxes and fairways in excellent shape, and rough not long.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Greens need work

Great course but the greens had pock marks all over them. I’m assuming that people don’t repair their divots and the course is not bothering to repair them. Other than that it was well layed out .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm Course

Really busy but pace of play wasn’t too bad, tee boxes, fairways, and greens all in great shape. would be in BETTER shape if people would actually fix their ball marks on the greens. would recommend this course for sure. Range is artificial mats, but practice area and putting green were well done.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too much brown grass along the fairways. The fairways were nice and green but it made an expansive course seem very narrow .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Ball mark city

Fairways were fine but the greens are absolutely thrashed with ball marks. Hundreds on every green. People need to learn how to fix their ball marks plus a few others. Not one spot on any geeen had a true roll. Awful pace of play, unacceptable really. After an hour frost delay, the round took SIX HOURS. Where the heck is a ranger?

Never again on a Sunday. I may give it a second chance on a weekday and see if the green-mines is an every day thing.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Was a cool and windy day and I didn’t play well. The course was very good, although it was quite wet from recent rain storms. Good greens and a good layout. I played the Palm course. I would definitely return

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course layout.

Very courteous and professional staff. Definite play again. Rained the night before so wet fairways kept carts on paths.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

I appreciated the course and its amenities as well as the friendlyness of the staff.
However I was a bit dissapointed with the pace of play..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Links course. Some interesting holes starting at around seven. Ninth hole is very interesting, but tough. Can take some aggressive lines off the tees to carry trees, for long drives, on the back nine. Sloped greens are a little bumpy from lots of unrepaired ball marks, but true enough and fairly quick. Played in under four hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice course nice layout- good pace of play

I like these courses but I have two complaints- please mark direction to next hole either by painting arrows on cart path or signage showing the way to the next hole- please put some sand in the traps. I would recommend these two courses.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

National Compliment day

Nice course , enjoyed the round....... 6700 yards , but only 4500 yards of actual fairway. Lots of water

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, but facilities and fairways are due for a renovation

This is my first time playing the Palm course and In general the fairways were in good shape but deteriorated as the round continued. Before our round we had lunch at their restaurant and the salads were very good. My wife and I played inter afternoon and the pace of play was good - but starting on the 6th hole became backed up and we started waiting 10 minutes on every hole. My general impression is that the resort is a little rundown an in need of a renovation along with the fairways that need to be reseeded and fertilized so that you’re not hitting off dirt or mud on your approach shot to the green.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course for a casual round, pleasantly surprised by how decent the conditions are, consistent greens and tee boxes. Fairways were in nice shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like the course, not much else

We’ve played this course before and liked it. Nice layout, lots of water on the front, but can be avoided for the most part by the average golfer. HATE the pace of play at 5 hours. Also hate the golf etiquette displayed by many foursomes. Twice carts from adjacent fairways dashed onto our fairway while we were on the tee box, requiring us to wait while they found their ball. Also, a large and loud group of 4 or 5 foursomes were finishing on 18 while we were on the nearby 10th tee box. No one seem to care about waiting for us to tee off before celebrating their rounds. We may play this course again, but never again on the weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give it another another 30 days

Greens bumpy, course seems to be way behind in the area in regard to total course conditioning .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Except for $5 for a 12oz beer. lots of water on the palm course. Overall fun place to play. Played several times. Staff is friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average

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